The right dog harness can make walks with your pooch a breeze. Unlike a dog collar, dog harnesses help distribute pressure from the leash over a larger area of your dog's body, allowing your dog to move comfortably while still under your control.
Below, you'll find the best dog harnesses as rated and reviewed by Chewy customers. These product recommendations are updated every day to help you make the best shopping decision for your pet.
The best material for a dog harness is a sturdy, easy-to-clean material that is comfortable for your dog to wear. Many dog harnesses are made of strong and durable nylon with padding for comfort. Harnesses made with mesh add breathability, which is helpful for summertime walks, dogs who easily overheat, and warmer climates. You can find dog harnesses in a range of comfortable, styles, colors and materials. Shop our great selection of dog harnesses in materials like nylon, mesh, neoprene, leather, cotton and more!
Put on a dog harness according to the manufacturer's instructions. Harnesses of different designs will need to be put on and fastened in a very specific manner for safety. Many dog harnesses can be draped across the back and then fastened underneath at the belly and in front at the chest. Other harnesses may a have pullover design that you pull on like a shirt before fastening. Specialty harnesses like no-pull, front clip, headcollar, car and handicapped support harnesses have unique designs and will need to put on properly in order to function safely. Read all instructions carefully and talk to your dog trainer or vet if you are unsure.